In this article I’ll be setting up and also reviewing Dell’s 24 inch UP2414Q 4K monitor. At the moment you can purchase it for $1,100 dollars directly from Dell but I’ll have a link to Amazon right here that’s nearly half the price.
Inside the box you’ll have three main components. The display itself which measures 23.8 inches diagonally and weighs 10 and a half pounds, you’ll have the stand which has an adjustable mount piece so you can maneuver the monitor to whatever height you would like, and along with that there’s a rubbery material on the bottom to prevent it from sliding on your table, and lastly you’ll have a snap on cover to conceal all the monitors ports.
Speaking of connectivity you’ll find 1 HDMI port, 1 Mini DisplayPort, 1 DisplayPort, 4 USB 3.0 ports on the back, 1 USB 3.0 port on the front, and 1 SD Card slot on the side. The great thing for me was the extra usb ports which meant I was able to get rid of my USB hub.
Attaching the monitor onto the mount is really easy and once you get it on, the stand is really sturdy so there’s no need to worry about it getting knocked over. One of my favorite features is that it can rotate the monitor up to 180 degrees which makes plugging in all of your ports really easy.
Now to get your monitor hooked up we’re first going to plug in the power cable, next the display port, and lastly the USB 3.0 up stream cable. And then we’re going to plug the other sides into our laptop.
The 4k monitor should automatically recognize what input you’re using and switch to it, but if it isn’t immediately recognized press the bottom right hand dot, navigate to input, and then choose whatever input you’re using. In our case it’s displayport, but you can also use mini and hdmi. Also another side note is that if you want full 3840×2160 resolution at 60 Hz you’ll have to use a DisplayPort connector, and go to the monitor menu and enable DisplayPort 1.2- otherwise you’ll be limited to 3820×2160 at 30 Hz
The next thing we’ll be doing is arranging the Dell UP2414Q Monitor to line up with our laptop so we can drag and move documents from screen to screen. I’ll be using a mac for this part of the setup but I’ll have a link in the description for how to set it up on windows. You’ll want to get to the system preferences, open up display and click on arrangement. From here you can adjust the main monitor by dragging the small rectangle from the laptop’s display or the dell’s display. You can also move them around to demonstrate how tall one is compared to the other.
After you’ve finished up with that we’re going to adjust the resolution the display is set at. Natively this monitor will be 3840×2860 which is just ridiculous considering how small everything would be. Here we can adjust it from 1920×1080 which largens everything or we can choose from one of the other choices.
So that right there pretty much sums up the unboxing and setup portion of this article. Moving onto the review section, I’ve been thoroughly impressed with how this monitor performs.
Coming from AOC 23 inch panels this Dell is noticeably sharper in just about every aspect. The viewing angles are great, colors are ultra crisp, and being able to playback 4k footage on a 4k display is just awesome. I also really like the ability to adjust the resolution higher than 1080p so I can cram as much as I want into the display.
The build quality is also really great considering how it’s priced compared to other 4k monitors. While the back is made of plastic the monitor feels sturdy, firm, and durable. The stand is also a major plus to me since it has those brushed aluminum edges which adds to the products overall quality. And to me it’s a big deal to have the ability to easily tilt, swivel, and adjust the height of the monitor to make it easier for me to read things. This was a feature my $150 AOC monitor lacked and one that I’m glad the Dell has.
For the price, this 4k monitor gives probably the best value for the money. It has solid build quality, good looks, and of course that great display. As of right now the only possible cons are the price and that there isn’t much wide compatibility to use the monitor at 60hz other than displayport.
Anyway, if you’re interested in more information on this 4k monitor i’ll have a link to the product page down below.
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